Very Long Instruction Word. A computer architecture that reads a number of instructions at the same time and executes them simultaneously.
processor a computer architecture that performs no dynamic analysis on the instruction stream of long instruction words and executes operations precisely as packed by the compiler into a long machine word. [SILC99][TOP OF THE PAGE
A processor architecture in which each data word contains multiple instructions. Used in Intel's next-generation IA-64 products.
Very Long Instruction Word Stands for one of the technologies for speeding up the processing of microprocessors. VLIW means a micro-architecture that stores multiple commands (load, store, compute, etc.) in one instruction word and carries them out simultaneously. Since the length of commands is extremely long compared with that of conventional processors, it is termed as VLIW.
Very Long Instruction Word. A microprocessor that packs many simple RISC-like instructions into a much longer internal instruction word format. A VLIW microprocessor will usually have execution units, capable of executing all of the instructions contained in the instruction word, in parallel.
(n.) Very Long Instruction Word; the use of extremely long instructions (256 bits or more) in a computer to improve its ability to chain operations together.
Very long instruction word computing architecture. Exceedingly complex instructions reminiscent of the microcode engine found deep within many VAX processors. See also CISC, RISC, and EPIC.